What's FTP? What?s an FTP account? When do you need to have one?
FTP is an acronym for File Transfer Protocol – a rather popular way to upload and download website files between a home PC and a web server. Using an FTP program such as FileZilla or CuteFTP, you can set up a connection to the server and view its content in one pane, while the files on your computer will be displayed in another pane within the main program window. All you’ll have to do to send files or entire folders in either direction is to mark them and then to drag them from one pane to the other. File Transfer Protocol is used by many users because you can set up different FTP accounts and each one can be restricted to connect to just one folder on the server, so a designer, for instance, can fulfill their task without being able to access any other content in the website hosting account. Plus, the availability of different FTP accounts will also permit you to build numerous sites using web design apps like FrontPage or Dreamweaver and to upload them to their respective directories on the server.
FTP Accounts in Shared Web Hosting
You’ll be able to create as many FTP accounts as you wish with any of the shared web hosting plans
that we’re offering, because we’ve decided not to limit this feature. Thus, you can maintain multiple websites all at once or provide other individuals with access to separate directories. Once a particular job has been accomplished and you do not want that individual to be able to access your files any longer, you can change the password for the specific FTP account or you can simply remove that account with several clicks of the mouse and stop worrying about somebody using it once more. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared accounts, will allow you to see the full list of the existing FTP accounts shown in alphabetical order. It takes only one mouse click to administer different options for any of them – to change the password or the access path, to download an auto-config file, etc.
FTP Accounts in VPS Servers
None of the VPS hosting plans
offered by us has a restriction on the total number of FTP accounts that you can have at any given time, so you can create an account for any Internet site hosted on the Virtual Private Server, no matter if it is under a domain or subdomain. Furthermore, it doesn’t matter which Control Panel you’ll choose when you sign up – DirectAdmin, Hepsia or cPanel, since an FTP server will be set up on the VPS at the time of the configuration of any of them. If you want a number of users to be able to make an FTP connection to one and the same folder using their own set of log-in details, for instance, it’ll take several mouse clicks to create an FTP account for each of them. Deleting an existing account or changing the directory that it can connect to is just as easy and you won’t come across any impediment, even if you have no previous experience in such matters.